Crime Wave

 There has, unfortunately, been a spate of overnight burglaries in the area in the last 48 hrs

 Homes in Merrivale, Marlborough, Pargeter, Park and Rathbone Road have been targeted; vehicle keys and vehicles, tools and electrical items have been taken. 2 of the attacked premises were shed breaks where 2 push bikes were taken 

If anyone has any information or CCTV in these areas please contact us 

As the evenings are getting darker please…close and lock doors and windows…leave a light on to give the impression that someone is home if you go out…don’t leave valuables on display…if possible fit and use an alarm…ensure fencing is secure and in good repair…fit and use a lock on garden gates…remain vigilant…report suspicious activity

999 in an emergency (happening now and urgent assistance needed)

101 (to report damage or pass on information)

Online at (further crime prevention information and advise can also be found online)

Local neighbourhood team email is 

Message Sent By Lesley Pardoe (Police, PCSO, Smethwick)

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